Camp Site of the Forty-ninth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry - Jacksonville, FL
N 30° 20.076 W 081° 39.310
17R E 437023 N 3356044
Quick Description: A memorial plaque denoting the camp site of the Forty-ninth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry during the War with Spain is located in Confederate Park in Jacksonville, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 6/27/2010 9:33:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM94CP
The memorial plaque reads as follows:
This tablet marks the camp site
Forty-ninth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry
Colonel William G. Dows
War with Spain
The memorial is located in Confederate Park, which first opened in 1907 with the name Dignan Park, for a chairman of the Board of Public Works. It contained the City’s first supervised playground. The United Confederate Veterans chose Jacksonville as the site for their annual reunion in 1914, and this park was selected as the site for a monument honoring the Women of the Southland. Five months after the reunion was held, the City renamed the park.